Posts Tagged ‘flophouses in New York City’

Seedy hotels that keep hanging on

July 14, 2009

The Standard. The Bowery. The Cooper Square. Even with the recession still taking its toll, these and other new luxury hotels continue to infiltrate the city.

So it’s reassuring to know that some of the best lowlife dives continue to thrive as well. (Plus, they have better signage.) Like what I’ve always dubbed the Pepsi-Cola Hotel, at Ninth Avenue and 42nd Street:


The Park Avenue Hotel is a nice one. Park Avenue and 125th Street, that is:


This photo was taken a while back, but I’m hoping the Leffert’s Hotel is still operating in Clinton Hill: